Former Governor Jim Edgar says drastic cuts are inevitable with the state's financial condition but now he says Governor Quinn must look for ways to generate more money. Edgar says Quinn may not like the gaming bill but it's a good start to boosting revenues.
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Edgar says he thinks Quinn would've been better off vetoing the budget, even though that would've meant more Republican input on the final product.
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Edgar says the state is in a bad way financially and cuts are the only way to relieve some of the stress.
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Governor Quinn says he'll have to lay off more than 19-hundred state workers by the end of the year if lawmakers don't make changes to the budget they sent him. His plan is to shut down five mental health facilities, a prison, and a juvenile detention facility.